The data-driven way to do business

AirQuery is an invaluable solution to harness the full power of Cloud ERP systems.

It's a jungle out there - of the corporate kind, but the rules are pretty much the same. It is the smartest, quickest, and most insightful business that survive and thrive. While every business, big or small, needs bold ideas to stand you, what keeps them standing is efficient data management. Understanding how your business runs daily and gaining insights into what influences changes are vital, more so analyzing and interpreting this enterprise data and making quick decisions. That's where data management solutions come into play. The right tools can help extract this enterprise data and assist with migrating cloud ERP data to data warehouses, generating reports, and offering insights faster and more efficiently.

Simplifying business practices with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Enterprise Resource Planning software like Oracle ERP Cloud manages day-to-day processes like financials, project management, risk management, and supply chain operations. It is a fully integrated suite of finance and operational applications built on a common data model. When competing in a digital economy, cloud-based ERP systems are a resource you want in your corner.

Simply put, ERP systems offer a single source of truth for data and streamline practices. They provide:

  • A comprehensive view of an organization's financials.
  • Prompting a better understanding of costs.
  • Revenue.
  • Profitability using prebuilt analytics.

In addition, they help measure critical KPIs in real time. Implementing an ERP system also allows companies to automate mundane tasks, increasing the speed and efficiency of the financial close process and reducing time spent compiling data.

Cloud ERP systems are flexible and can scale across markets, geographies, and products as businesses grow. They also offer significant control in determining which areas of the business are addressed first. Modern ERP systems even offer internal controls and audit tools to protect against theft and fraud. Furthermore, with Cloud ERP systems, cost management is also well within grasp.

Why businesses need  optimized reporting and analytics

Effective reporting and analytics are essential for any business to hold its own. And that means going beyond just the collection of data. It involves using a broad spectrum of techniques to provide valuable information that concerns inventory, production, and sales, as well as how they reflect on the bottom line to uncover trends and opportunities, allowing management to make insightful decisions.

What does this mean? Well, for starters…

Increased communication: An internal reporting system allows information to flow as needed - upward, downward, or laterally - reaching the intended recipient quickly and effectively. Automated reporting techniques even enable reports to be emailed to stakeholders at a set frequency.

Increased productivity: To be productive is to be flexible enough to respond to industry changes and opportunities swiftly and accurately. Achieving this requires an inventory and reporting system that offers up relevant data and insights in a timely fashion.

Increased accuracy: Having relevant and accurate data on time and in a manner that is easy to process directly impacts decisions on planning, budgeting, and forecasting and, thereby, overall accuracy. Critical decisions are dependent on the proper decision-making tools.

Increased timeliness: Ineffective presentation of data can lead to crucial information vanishing into a crevice of spreadsheets, delaying important decisions. It is key to optimizing data display, making it easy to process and analyze. It doesn't just save time; it ensures that decisions can be taken promptly.

Facilitating Cloud ERP reporting with AirQuery

There's no debate on the need for effective and optimized reporting and analytics. Traditionally, the difficulty in efficiently using enterprise data has always lay in finding the time to review, assess and draw conclusions that will help grow a business. But this has been overcome by reporting and analytics software that streamlines and automates the process. In a corporate jungle that's constantly changing, what businesses demand are plug-and-play solutions that can be used efficiently by managers or business owners without dependency on IT support.

Businesses using enterprise data systems like Oracle's Cloud ERP have felt the need for self-service reporting and analytics software to extract and migrate data to data warehouses and accelerate data transformation into reports and insights seamlessly. Another demand is for a reporting solution that can blend data from multiple sources.

AirQuery's reporting and analytics solutions seamlessly integrate with Oracle Cloud ERP or similar applications to assist with the seamless migration of data and report building.

Oracle Cloud ERP applications offer short and long-term efficiency, flexibility and hardware cost savings. It is the choice for many businesses as it assists with automating tasks and streamlining performance through a shared infrastructure, empowering them to run faster and scale up or down to ensure maximum profits. Combining Oracle Cloud ERP with AirQuery can help a business improve by supporting more comprehensive integration across other cloud systems and applications. It enhances and streamlines the data migration process from ERP and the existing architecture to a data warehouse, where simplified reports can be generated from complex data structures.

The most significant advantage of using AirQuery is that it offers a one-stop solution for reporting and analytics needs, providing easier access to data, better organizational insights, and, most importantly, reliable security. It has proven to be an efficient reporting application for creating business-specific reports - simple or complex - using over a thousand prebuilt report templates. It provides efficient packaged data management and BI solutions that deliver real-time operational reporting, drill-to-detail, comprehensive dashboards, and ad hoc inquiry capabilities.

A compatible resource

Integrating AirQuery with ERP systems is seamless. The cloud connector is an API-led integration solution that eliminates the difficulty of extracting data for data warehouses and aiding with simple and speedy data integration. The pipelines are equipped to move data from and sustain multiple platforms, including Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle Cloud HCM, Oracle Cloud SCM, PeopleSoft, Netsuite, and non-Oracle applications like Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Jira, and SAP.

This enables businesses to extract ERP Cloud data and combine it with on-premise data. It allows enterprises to run BI publishers' reports directly, produce financial or operational reports in real time and view them in their chosen format, and take advantage of an interactive interface that controls the frequency of data synchronization.

The data jump connectors allow for quick data analysis to provide accurate business insights by collecting and converging data from diverse sources and replicating it into one common data warehouse.

Furthermore, AirQuery lends its support to an organization through executing business workflows, synchronizing data across the company, and setting up accessibility and security for internal and external stakeholders - all of which are accessible and actionable without knowledge of complex engineering.

AirQuery pipelines also aid in preserving data integrity and avoiding slippages like broken records, corrupted files, or incomplete migration. It helps maximize the value of on-premise and SaaS investments by efficiently linking data and operations across applications.

Overcoming the limitations of Oracle tools

Cross-platform reporting remains a challenge when using Oracle tools and applications. However, with AirQuery, data jump pipelines have been developed for reliable data delivery and to automatically integrate data from over 200 applications used by a single organization. The connectors intuitively consolidate data from various teams, like finance, human resources, marketing, manufacturing, operations, etc., freeing managers from data silos and integration and allowing them to focus on analyzing data, garnering insights, and making decisions. Unlike Business Intelligence (BI) tools that keep their purview of search narrow or restricted and require toggling between screens to scour for information, with AirQuery, accessing data from anywhere and viewing the company's records right on a single screen are achievable.

Pick up the pace with Quicklets

The thing about surviving in the business world is that even though you prepare for every eventuality, you can think of, there is so much out of your control. More often than not, business leaders will find themselves in a situation where they need data to make a crucial decision, but there needs to be more time to coordinate or compile information. The solution is to wait for the reporting software to deliver a report containing the necessary data - even if all that's needed is just a snippet. AirQuery Quicklets, on the other hand, takes waiting out of the equation. It allows access to any snippet of data from the enterprise data, wherever it may be stored. It aids the adoption of Oracle Cloud ERP and increases productivity with data-backed decisions.

Simply put, AirQuery Quicklets erases the need to create a new report every time a snippet of data is required. For instance, if a human resources manager wants to look up the joining date of an individual employee, rather than search the entire employee database, all they would need to do is select the employee's name, right-click and run a Quicklet. All the required data will be displayed instantly in brief. Running a Quicklet saves time and efficiently gives you reliable information to make timely decisions. Quicklets also assist with garnering data with minimal human interaction, thus reducing the chances of human error.

What makes AirQuery so efficient?

Integrated data warehouses: Rigorously tested data warehouses ensure that data is uncompromised in terms of accuracy or completeness. The latest technology is employed to set up warehouses to address redundancy concerns.

Data modeling: A centrally managed data model handles the data lifecycle efficiently and quickly. AirQuery strengthens various facets of data modeling by:

Setting up semantic layers: It is compatible with self-service datasets and IT-managed data models, which help abstract complex data logic and substitute technical jargon with business-friendly terms.

Supporting data stewardship: Centrally managed data models are organized and presented to business users as subject areas so that all users are on the same page. Anyone within the company, even those employees without technical knowledge, can feel comfortable working with data.

Prebuilt report templates: AirQuery can assist with extracting, replicating, and transforming data, thereby creating, automating, and distributing high-quality reports - for financial or operational reporting. These reports comply with all regulations and external requirements. Prebuilt, interactive reports allow access to multidimensional performance management data sources and transform data into insights. The tool also enables the creation of multiple reports from single report structures.

Excel financial reporting: AirQuery can efficiently process and handle large amounts of data. It negates the need for time-consuming manual manipulation like inputting excel formulas and looking up data for reporting and, as such, reduces the chances of human errors. Extracting, cleaning, and shaping raw data is automated and actioned after each data refresh. It also supports the direct running of reports from Excel.

Built-in pipelines: AirQuery can integrate with any application and data source, automating end-to-end processes and centralizing management. The prebuilt adapters negate the need for new coding and simplify data migration to data warehouses.

Report Delivery: AirQuery offers the flexibility to output data in the form that works best for specific requirements. Reports can be delivered immediately or scheduled for later distribution to relevant stakeholders.

Drill-down capability: AirQuery facilitates data examination down to individual inputs, aligned with offering a comprehensive view of the overall data extracted. All it takes is a click of a mouse to go from, let's say, looking at a sales revenue report by the state to drill down to a particular state and a county or city within that state.

Security: AirQuery provides reporting, supports role-based access controls, and row and column-level data security. It allows business owners to stay on top of who has access to what information and how they use it, thus keeping crucial data secure and improving governance. Data security is enforced in the reports. Individual employees can only view account balances for segment values they have access. For instance, a manager may need access to the transactional database to manage all payable activities and ensure timely payments to vendors or expense vouchers while maintaining accurate records. A member of the sales department, however, will not find this information relevant and will accordingly not have access to it.

What does this mean for businesses?

Businesses run on data, and the need for an efficient solution to extract and migrate Cloud ERP data to data warehouses and transform that data into actionable reports and insights has been great. AirQuery effectively offers sought-after solutions. But let's take a closer look at how it impacts businesses.

Bringing value to an organization: The AirQuery data model spans applications - from fiance to operations to purchasing to service - and supports full-spectrum strategic analysis and performance. High-performance data loading and flexible scheduling by groupings as desired ensures that data is delivered when and where it is needed without being compromised and avoiding breaches in security.

Adapting to an ever-evolving business: Prebuilt mappings and workflows allow for seamless integration and absolve the need for new coding even as an organization grows and changes. The data-driven architecture ensures a metadata repository that defines all data elements available for reporting. At the same time, flexibility ensures that solutions adapt to different business environments and address specific demands. High-performance detection mechanisms support real-time data extraction and migration.

Simplifying access to operational insights: Manual processes for implementing reporting tools and business-wide BI initiatives are streamlined. Reporting tools are easily accessible and customizable by users, even without extensive knowledge of software or IT support.

Delivering analytics: Access to enterprise data from different sources is granted via a single integrated repository with access to drill-downed details and ad-hoc analysis to support strategic performance reporting. Users avail visibility to the data they need, when needed, in the form they need.

Simplifying cloud migration: Built for cloud-first systems with support from hybrid architecture that migrates Cloud ERP data to a data warehouse for processing. It supports reporting across multiple Oracle and non-Oracle ERPs.

Improving user experience: Leverage in-depth reports, dashboards, insights, and intelligent metadata search technology in a single intuitive interface. Business owners or employees can access the BI data they need swiftly and securely and customize views with a few simple clicks.

Empowering employees: Increased data democratization leads to better performance and productivity, driven by data-backed decisions.

To sum it up….

AirQuery is an invaluable resource in harnessing the power of Cloud ERP systems by extracting and migrating Cloud ERP data to data warehouses, aiding business decisions by analyzing and transforming data into reports, and offering intuitive insights. It assists with ad-hoc analysis and supports data extraction from any platform used by a single enterprise. AirQuery improves data access and information sharing while reducing costs and improving accessibility and security. Simply put, it makes adopting Oracle Cloud ERP easy and saves on resources that can be channeled elsewhere.

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